Gates says goodbye, Yahoo! CEO needs to give a “band of brothers” speech, Mark Gill gets brownie points while Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s speech disappoints
In his farewell speech to Microsoft, Bill Gates’ voice began to crack with emotion—something people haven’t generally heard from the technology giant. “Even the times that were the toughest, in some ways, those are the ones that bond you the most … There won’t be a day when I’m not thinking about Microsoft,” Gates told attendees as he appeared to hold back tears. Click here to hear audio of the speech … More Gates news: “Some time in the next 10 to 20 years, you’ll actually be able to talk to your computer and have it understand what you’re saying,” predicted Bill Gates in a 1997 speech. While that prognostication hasn’t yet been fulfilled, some other Gates crystal ball-gazing statements have been spot-on prescient—read PC World’s roundup.